LONDON, United Kingdom — BoF compiles the most important professional moves of the week.
Smythson appoints new CEO
Xavier Rougeaux has been named chief executive of Smythson. Rougeaux re-joins the company after senior positions at Loro Piana, Valextra and Sergio Rossi. He previously served as chief commercial officer at Smythson.
Ganni hires CEO
Andrea Baldo joins Ganni as its new chief executive, succeeding founder Nicolaj Reffstrup. Baldo joins the company from Coccinelle, where he held the role of chief executive. He previously held top management positions at Marni, Maison Margiela and Diesel.
Harrods announces editor-in-chief
Harrods has appointed Tiffanie Darke as editor-in-chief, a newly created role. Darke joins the company from A+E Networks, where she held the role of editor-in-chief of its History, Biography and A&E channels. She was previously editor-in-chief of The Sunday Times’ Style magazine.
Alexander Wang CEO exits
Alexander Wang chief executive Lisa Gersh is exiting the company after a year at the helm. Designer Alexander Wang will assume Gersh’s duties, supported by the company’s senior management team, while the company begins its search for a new chief executive.
Deciem founder removed from CEO role
An Ontario Superior Court judge removed Brandon Truaxe as chief executive of Deciem, the skin care company he founded five years ago. The Estée Lauder Companies, which owns 28 percent of Deciem, applied for an injunction to relieve Truaxe after he ordered the company to shut down in an Instagram post.
Hearst Magazines names SVP, human resources
Keesha Jean-Baptiste has been named senior vice president of human resources at Hearst Magazines, effective November 12. Jean-Baptiste was most recently senior vice president of talent, engagement and inclusion at the American Association of Advertising Agencies.
Li & Fung names COO
Wilson Weizhong Zhu has joined Li & Fung as chief operating officer. Zhu previously held positions at Gymboree, Michaels Stores Inc, Office Depot and Hudson’s Bay Company.
Endeavor appoints chief human resources officer
Endeavor has hired Kerry D. Chandler as chief human resources officer, replacing Carole Katz, who is stepping down after 18 years with the company. Chandler joins from Under Armour where she also served as chief human resources officer.
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